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Little Goblin® Red Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata

  • Hardy Zones
    • 3 - 9
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Fall
    • Winter
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 60 Inches
At this point in the season we are shipping on Mondays only.

Once it has shipped you will receive an email with your FedEx tracking number.

Occasionally plants may be trimmed before shipping to ensure fuller branching and flowering in your garden.
$19.99
Size: Quart
ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs
Little Goblin® Red Winterberry Holly Ilex verticillata
Part Sun to Sun 36 - 60

Features

Dwarf winterberry with lots of extra-large berries!

This unique winterberry brings you extra big and abundant rich-red berries on a dwarf plant. You will treasure this plant for gardens, mass plantings or as a cut branch. Its compact size makes it ideal for residential landscapes.

Produces Berries: 
Produces Berries
Fall Interest
Winter Interest
Bog Plant
Native to North America
Small or Minature

Characteristics

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
36 - 60 Inches
Spacing: 
36 - 60 Inches
Spread: 
36 - 60 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Flower Shade: 
not significant
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Green
Habit: 
Mounded
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to Sun
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Blooms On: 
Old Wood
Bloom Time: 
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 
3a, 3b, 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Heat Zones: 
9
Water Category: 
Wet
Uses: 
Border Plant
Uses: 
Container
Uses: 
Cut Flower
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Mass Planting
Uses Notes: 

Mass plantings; hedges; cutting gardens. Its dwarf size makes it a good fit for container gardens and smaller landscapes. Ilex verticillata tolerates damp conditions, and may be used in rain garden and bioswales.

PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need Little Goblin® Guy

Maintenance Notes: 

One male plant will pollinate 5-7 female plants; plant within 50' of one another to assure good pollination.

Adaptable to wet soils, does well in light and heavy soils. First class pick for planting in saturated areas.

It is best to avoid pruning winterberry hollies - pruning at any time of the year will impact the number of flowers and the quantity of fruit that the plant sets. Little pruning should be required, though very old branches can be removed in early spring if they are no longer producing vigorous growth.

According to the Humane Society of America Ilex berries can be toxic to pets. This is means that the plants are generally identified as having the capability for producing a toxic reaction.

Little Goblin® Red Ilex verticillata 'NCIV1' USPP 27,109, Can PBRAF
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